Secretary of Defense nominee Lloyd Austin, a recently retired Army general, speaks during his conformation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Washington. (Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool via AP)

Austin creates safe haven for transgender troops as DoD solidifies policy

The Defense secretary put a halt to Trump-era actions against transgender service members.

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Trump administration was a mixed bag for military personnel, Biden has opportunity on his side, analysts say

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Senators concerned by military leadership of DoD, but will their votes reflect it?

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Focus on military families, defense strategy changes likely coming under Biden administration

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Marijuana, climate and civilian employment: Need-to-know amendments from the House NDAA

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Air Force outlines goals to change business processes over next 2 years

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Democrats scold DoD over incomplete climate change report

Top House Armed Services Committee Democrats think the Defense Department skimped on its climate change study last year.

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Jim Mattis

Mattis resigning as Pentagon chief after clashes with Trump

Pentagon chief Jim Mattis resigning after clashes with Trump over Syria, other issues

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DoD’s No. 2 says smaller budget would slow modernization

After asking what a 5 percent cut would look like, the Defense Department will present the president with its findings after Thanksgiving.

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